Bicycle Accident Compensation Lawyers in Sydney

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident?

If you are a cyclists on the roads in Sydney and have been involved in an bicycle accident then you may well be entitled to a compensation claim, along with many benefits. The circumstances surrounding your bicycle accident will determine all the legal options you may have.

If you have had a cycling accident, the injuries you sustain, in some cases, can affect your life adversely. You may not be able to enjoy life like you did before, or work in the same job you once did. The impacts of this cycling accident can be devastating to you and your family.

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We all know that the public roads in Sydney are a dangerous and hazardous place to be riding a bicycle. The most common bicycle accidents we see are:

– car- dooring (when the cyclists rides into an open car door)

– potholes

Car-dooring accidents

The number of ‘car-doorings’ over the past decade has increased dramatically as the number of cars on the roads have increased. Also as the number of cyclists on the roads increase the likelihood of a car-dooring is becoming more and more likely. It’s a very disturbing trend as cyclist are either seriously injured or killed by riding into a car door or avoiding a car door and hitting another car.

This particular area of law affecting cyclists is very complex so you need to speak to cyclists compensation experts who know the ins and outs of the law and can get you the right amount of compensation.

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Cycling accidents caused by potholes

Pothole accidents (unlike bicycle accidents that involve another vehicle) are often the fault of another party namely councils. Hence, this is a public liability case.

To win a public liability case you have to prove that the injury you sustained or any loss or damage was the fault of another party, namely the local council responsible for the roads.

Learn more about: Public Liability Claims

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What you have to do if you have been injured in a bicycle accident

If you have been injured in a cycling accident then you have to do the following things.

As soon as it happens on the scene:

  1. report the accident to the police – call then ( or get someone else to call them if you are too injured to call)
  2. make sure you get some witnesses. Get their details ( name, phone number & address)

After the cycling accident:

  1. go to the doctor. If the accident is serious you may have to go to hospital in an ambulance)
  2. make sure the accident is reported to the police if not done at the scene
  3. contact us at NSW CL as we can offer expert legal advice on all your entitlements such as: loss of wages, medical expenses & lump sum public transport accident compensation. Call 02 9601 0088

Your entitlements

Cycling is a great sport but if you have been injured in any type of cycling accident this may affect your livelihood, health, ability to work and mental state. These are the main reasons why you are entitled to a huge range of benefits and compensation. Every cycling compensation case is different and there may be things unique to your situation that you can claim for.

Under the motor accidents compensation scheme you may receive the following compensation if you have a cycling injury:

  • Reimbursement of hospital, all medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Compensation for any future medical expenses in relation to your injuries as a result the accident
  • Compensation for loss of wages while you recover from your cycling injuries
  • Compensation for future economic / wage loss where your working life has been limited as a result of your injuries
  • Lump sum compensation if you have suffered a permanent disability as a result of your injuries
  • Lump sum compensation for your pain and suffering
  • Payment of legal costs in relation to the claim for compensation

If you or a family member has been injured in a bicycle accident, then our expert motor accident compensation lawyers at NSW CL can help you. All you have to do is contact us and we will assess your situation very quickly.

We have a thorough understanding of the dangers facing cyclists on our Sydney roads, and we know that if you have an accident we are the right team to help you get what you rightfully deserve.

We know what it takes to get you the maximum compensation and entitlements for your cycling accident.

See how we can help you

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